Health and Safety Committee Training Program - Online

45 minutes
Course mode: 

The University's health and safety committee member training contains two modules and a course evaluation.

Module 1: Health and Safety Committee Member Training: This training provides an overview of the University of Washington’s Health and Safety committee structure, your role and responsibilities as a committee member, expectations for member communication,  meeting management, and the safety resources available to all members.

Module 2: Five Why Root Cause Analysis: University employees and supervisors can prevent accidents and incidents from recurring when they identify correctible root causes and take the appropriate corrective and preventative actions. This training displays how root cause analysis works and let's you practice the Five Whys Technique for incident investigation. The training also identifies how to document incident investigations in the Online Accident Reporting System (OARS).

Accommodations and language services 

The University of Washington is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodations to individuals who need them. 

  • To request a disability accommodation, please contact the UW Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 (V), 206-543-6452(TTY), or email at 

  • To request safety training in a language other than English, please contact EH&S training at and notify your supervisor. EH&S will work with you and your supervisor to arrange for interpretation or translation services. 

  • For other accommodation requests, please contact EH&S Training at  

Intended Audience 

Elected and appointed members of the UW Organizational and U-Wide Health and Safety Committees.


EH&S Training Contact

(206) 543-7201